Think of it like one of those farm simulator video games, except the crop is real.
A few small plots of land, ample seed and all the requirements to make it grow. This is the basis of the UF/FAS Extension Florida Stakeholder Engagement Program ... READ MORE
When you’re giving thanks this Thanksgiving, consider that much of your food grew in the Sunshine State, say University of Florida experts.
Those edibles include corn, potatoes, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, lettuce and tomatoes.
Like many ... READ MORE
It’s game day. The excitement around stadiums is palpable. The college football season will kick off shortly, and many fans will enjoy the company of family and friends while tailgating before and after the game.
That means food – lots ... READ MORE
A new NIFA-funded project will examine pollen formation and viability in corn when heat stress is introduced during the different developmental stages.
The research aims to identify genetic resiliency markers that may inform future ... READ MORE
By: Emma Matcham, Lakesh Sharma, George Hochmuth, and Anthony Drew
An on-farm fertilizer demonstration project was conducted in 2014 on a field in Levy County to assess the impact of reducing fertilizer application rates on grain corn yield ... READ MORE
Ancient ears of corn were about two inches long, with only a few tiny kernels and no cob. Domestication transformed them into modern corn, but how that happened is largely a mystery.
In a new study, researchers showed that plant hormones ... READ MORE
More than a big lump of knobs and juice, sweet corn is a favorite crop for residential gardeners in Florida. Being native to the Americas, this plant has become a staple of our diet and the centerpiece of a good backyard barbeque. With corn ... READ MORE
Working in labs and fields across Florida, a new generation of students will start earning a Ph.D. in plant breeding from the University of Florida – the first program of its kind in Florida and one of a few in the nation.
The UF/IFAS College ... READ MORE
Many producers have started planting corn or will be doing so in Northeast Florida within the next few weeks. There are several consideration that need to be made to increase seedling germination, stand counts and yield.
Hybrid ... READ MORE
Corn smut discovered on sweet corn variety trial!
Smuts, caused by Basidiomycetes (second largest phylum of fungi), include about ~1,200 species of fungi. This includes the pathogen Ustilago maydis, which causes the common smut. Smuts can also ... READ MORE